Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker condemns Kashmiri Pandit killings in Srinagar.

CHANDIGARH, October 6:

Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh today condemned the selective killing of the members of Kashmiri Pandit community in Srinagar city on Tuesday evening.

“It is a tragedy that the state has failed to safeguard the lives of those people who preferred to stay back against terrorism in Kashmir”, Rana said in a statement issued here today.

The Speaker observed that there was a pattern in these killings and the terrorists were regularly targeting those Kashmiri Pandits who had stayed back in the valley all these years and they now wanted to get them out.

He appealed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the union Home Minister Amit Shah not to take these selective killings casually. “These killings have scared and shaken the members of the minority community living in Kashmir and it is important that their confidence is restored”, he said, while calling for urgent and necessary security measures in Kashmir.

“Abrogation of Article 370 will hardly serve any purpose, if we are not able to provide security to the minorities living in Kashmir and restore their confidence that their lives and property will be safe and secure”, Rana remarked.